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This is my compilation of BAKER family information. I have used several sources to compile this into a family tree. There may be errors in this information but I have tried to make it as accurate as possible. It you find information here that you believe to be incorrect please contact me at gesawyer@linkny.com and I will be more than happy to discuss it. Thank you for visiting my web site.

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This Version updated May 23, 2000

Compiled by George E. Sawyer

DESCENDANTS OF JOHN BAKER

1. John Baker born 1640, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, married 1665, in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, Lydia (Basey) Baysey, born Abt. 1640, (daughter of John Baysey and Elizabeth ______) died 16-May-1700, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

Children:

i Joseph Baker born Abt. 1666.

ii Elizabeth Baker born Abt. 1668.

iii Mary Baker born Abt. 1670.

iv John Baker, Jr. born Abt. 1672.

2. v Basey Baker born Abt. 1674.

vi William Baker born Abt. 1676.

vii Lydia Baker born Abt. 1678.

viii Susannah Baker born Abt. 1680.

Second Generation

2. Basey Baker (1.John1) born Abt. 1674, Middletown, Connecticut, married 1-Apr-1696, in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, Hannah Willet, born Aft. 1672. Basey died 4-Sep-1773, Middletown, Connecticut.

Children:

i Nathaniel Baker born 4-Feb-1696.

ii Basey Baker, Jr. born 4-Apr-1698, died Bef. 1699.

iii Basey Baker, III born 10-May-1699.

iv Nathaniel Baker born 10-Sep-1702.

v Hanna Baker born 25-Feb-1704.

3. vi Timothy Baker born 15-Jan-1706.

Third Generation

3. Timothy Baker (2.Basey2, 1.John1) born 15-Jan-1706, married Abt. 1734, Hannah Candee, born 1711.

Children:

i William Baker born 1735.

ii Timothy Baker, Jr. born 1737.

4. iii Jeremiah Baker born 9-May-1742.

Fourth Generation

4. Jeremiah Baker (3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) born 9-May-1742, Litchfield/Canann, Connecticut, married 4-Mar-1773, in Canaan, Litchfield Co., CT, Anna Stephens, born 17-Mar-1753, Canaan, Litchfield Co., CT, (daughter of Jedediah Stephens and Mary Rathbone) died 1825, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York. Jeremiah died 23-Dec-1824, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York. Jeremiah Baker, Sr. was born in New England, married Anna Stephens, sister of Rev. Jedediah Stephens, of Caanan, Conn. Mr. Baker was a soldier through the entire revoluntionary war, his family living at Wyoming. While residents of Wyoming the mother and children where taken prisoners, but were soon after rescued. He lost all his property there, his buildings being burned at the time of the battle of Wyoming. The family removed to Tioga Point, Pa., but soon after came to Canisteo by means of boats and canoes, arriving here in the fall of 1790. He settled first one mile from the Asa Baker place and moved upon the latter farm before the year 1800. Mr. Baker was one of the seven voters of the town for four years, and held various offices in the early history of the town. He died in 1824 and his wife in 1825. Anna: Anna was stricken blind when attacked in her cabin by Indians (Shades of Death). The Indians because of superstition left her alone and took her and her children captive. They had nine children. He died 12-23-1824 and she less than a year later having never entirely recovering her sight. (Massacre of Wyoming).

Children:

i Mary Baker born 14-Jan-1774, Canaan, Litchfield Co., CT, married Isaac Tracy.

5. ii Hannah Baker born 1776.

6. iii Thankful Baker born 1778.

iv Cynthia Baker born 1780.

v William Baker born 11-Nov-1782.

vi Simeon Baker born 1784, married Lodemia Benham.

vii John Baker born 1786, married Susan Meade.

viii Bazy Baker born 16-Jul-1789.

7. ix Jeremiah Baker, Jr. born 18-Apr-1791.

x Noah Baker born 1793, married Polly Fulton.

xi James Baker born 1795, married Anna McEntyre.

Fifth Generation

5. Hannah Baker (4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) born 1776, married Abt. 1795, Richard Crosby, born Abt. 1775, Eastern USA, (son of Benjamin Crosby) died 1822. Hannah died 1812. Richard: Richard Crosby was a soldier of the revolution and was also ensign of the first military company formed in this county. He was with his father when he first visited the Canisteo Valley and was one of the party which followed the Cohocton to its upper waters.

Children:

8. i Benjamin Crosby born Abt. 1797.

ii Hector Crosby.

iii Troylus Crosby.

iv _____ Crosby married Absalom Travis.

v Frederick Crosby.

9. vi John Crosby.

vii _____ Crosby married Charles Travis.

viii Samuel Crosby.

6. Thankful Baker (4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) born 1778, married Abt. 1802, Rufus Stephens, born 18-Oct-1773, Canaan, Litchfield Co., CT, (son of Joshua Stephens and Christiana Dutcher).

Children:

i Anna Stephens born Abt. 1804.

10. ii Clarissa Stephens born 9-Feb-1806.

iii Matilda Stephens born Abt. 1808.

7. Jeremiah Baker, Jr. (4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) born 18-Apr-1791, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, married (1) 1810, Eunice Powers, born 17-Apr-1794, Addison, Steuben Co., NY, died 8-Aug-1829, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, married (2) Aft. 1829, Hila Stephens, born 18-Apr-1796, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, (daughter of Rev. Jedediah Stephens and Abigail Corey) died 22-Nov-1871, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York. Jeremiah Baker, Jr. was born about a mile above the present residence of his son, Asa Baker, and is said to have been the first white male child born in Steuben County. At the age of nineteen he married Eunice Powers, of Addison, who died in 1829, leaving seven children. He married second, Hila Stephens. Mr. Baker's life was spent mostly as a farmer, yet as a citizen he was intimately connected with many of the most important local improvements of his town and county. He held almost every position within the gift of his townsmen, and was deputy sheriff under the first sheriff of the county, General George McClure, and represented his assembly district in the legislature in 1835. He served on the Niagara frontier under Genral McClure in the War of 1812. Two of his sons, Nathan S. and Elias, served in the War of 1861. Hila: Her father, Rev. Jedediah Stephens, played a major roll in the founding of the Canisteo Valley. Afer her first husband, Phineas Stephens, passed away in 1825, she remarried Jeremiah Baker, Jr.

Children by Eunice Powers:

11. i Cynthia Baker born 30-Mar-1813.

ii Hector C. Baker born 6-Jun-1815.

12. iii Mary Ann Baker born 26-Jun-1818.

iv Caleb F. Baker born 18-Dec-1820.

13. v Asa M. Baker born 7-Nov-1824.

vi Elias S. Baker born 22-Sep-1826.

vii Nathan S. Baker born 17-Oct-1828.

Sixth Generation

8. Benjamin Crosby (5.Hannah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) born Abt. 1797, married Abigail ______.

Children:

14. i Benjamin Crosby, Jr. born 22-Jul-1825.

9. John Crosby (5.Hannah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) married Abt. 1830, Cynthia Baker, born 30-Mar-1813, (daughter of Jeremiah Baker, Jr. and Eunice Powers) died 30-Sep-1896, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York.

Children:

15. i Eunice M. Crosby born 19-Feb-1831.

ii Jeremiah Crosby born 1836.

10. Clarissa Stephens (6.Thankful5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) born 9-Feb-1806, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, married Abt. 1826, Newman Preston, born 8-Jan-1795, Connecticut, died 14-Aug-1871. Clarissa died 7-Jul-1852.

Children:

16. i Roba (Robey) S. Preston born 16-Jun-1828.

ii Erastus L. Preston born 6-Sep-1830.

iii Willard T. Preston born 7-May-1834.

iv Elisha W. Preston born 21-May-1836.

v Elijah William Preston born 21-May-1836.

vi Anna Thankful Preston born 16-Jul-1840.

vii Richard N. Preston born 16-Jul-1840.

11. Cynthia Baker (7.Jeremiah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) (See marriage to number 9.)

12. Mary Ann Baker (7.Jeremiah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) born 26-Jun-1818, married Abt. 1835, Nelson S. Hallett, born 1815, (son of Elijah Hallett and Nancy Stanton).

Children:

i Elijah Hallett born 31-May-1839, married Elizabeth Moore. Elijah died 29-Nov-1909, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York.

13. Asa M. Baker (7.Jeremiah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) born 7-Nov-1824, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, married 29-May-1850, in Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, Mary Ann Otto, born 6-Nov-1825, (daughter of George Otto and Jemima Ayres) died 16-Jan-1893, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York.

Children:

17. i Chloe J. Baker born 9-Mar-1851.

ii Linnette Baker born 25-Sep-1853.

iii Charles O. Baker born 2-Nov-1857.

iv ______ (son) Baker born 23-Feb-1862, died Abt. 1862.

v Lura C. Baker born 23-Apr-1863.

Seventh Generation

14. Benjamin Crosby, Jr. (8.Benjamin6, 5.Hannah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) born 22-Jul-1825, married 1848, Roba (Robey) S. Preston, born 16-Jun-1828, (daughter of Newman Preston and Clarissa Stephens). Benjamin died 9-Nov-1878.

Children:

18. i John W. Crosby born 13-May-1850.

15. Eunice M. Crosby (9.John6, 5.Hannah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) born 19-Feb-1831, married Amos B. Stanton, Lt., born 1826, (son of Sherman E. Stanton) Occupation: Carpenter and Soldier, died 4-Jun-1864, Petersburg, Virginia. Eunice died 19-May-1896. Amos: Amos B. Stanton is the half-brother of Catherine "Kate" Stanton which can be found in the Stanton genealogy. "Kate" Stanton is the gr-gr-grandmother of Helen Ann (Jessup) Sawyer, the compiler of this genealogy. Amos B. Stanton's wife, Eunice Crosby is related to the family of Baker which played a dramatic part in the growth and development of both Canisteo and Hornell. Amos B. Stanton was killed in Petersburg, Virginia in the Civil War and was listed as "Killed in Action." He and his wife are buried in the cemetery at the top of the hill entering into the Baker's Gulch Rd. outside of Canisteo. He was a carpenter by trade, which business he followed until 1861, when he enlisted in the 86th N.Y. Vols., and June 16, 1864 was killed in the front at Petersburg. He held the office of first lieutenant in his company and was a fearless and true officer and soldier, always ready to come to the front in the time of battle.

Children:

i Iza (Ida) E. Stanton born Abt. 1855, married _____ Roosa, born Abt. 1855.

ii Lewis L. Stanton born 1857, Occupation: School Teacher, died 9-Jun-1880.

19. iii John Sherman Stanton born 5-Apr-1859.

16. Roba (Robey) S. Preston (10.Clarissa6, 6.Thankful5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) (See marriage to number 14.)

17. Chloe J. Baker (13.Asa6, 7.Jeremiah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) born 9-Mar-1851, married 11-Jun-1879, John W. Crosby, born 13-May-1850, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, (son of Benjamin Crosby, Jr. and Roba (Robey) S. Preston). Chloe died 29-Sep-1907, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York.

Children:

20. i Leonard Asa Crosby born 2-Aug-1880.

ii Floyd B. Crosby born 13-Apr-1883, died 1-Jun-1900.

Eighth Generation

18. John W. Crosby (14.Benjamin7, 8.Benjamin6, 5.Hannah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) born 13-May-1850, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, married (1) 4-Jul-1871, Maria Roosa, born 20-Dec-1852, died 27-Feb-1878, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, married (2) 11-Jun-1879, Chloe J. Baker, (See marriage to number 17).

Children by Maria Roosa:

21. i Edith Crosby born 30-Jul-1873.

19. John Sherman Stanton (15.Eunice7, 9.John6, 5.Hannah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) born 5-Apr-1859, Adrian, Canisteo Twp, Steuben Co, NY, Occupation: Farmer in Canisteo NY, married 1-Dec-1887, Elizabeth Ordway, (daughter of Daniel Ordway and Caroline Preston). John died 1952, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York. John Sherman Stanton, tax collector of the Town of Canisteo, was born April 5, 1859 at Adrian, NY., the son of Amos B. and Eunice (Crosby) Stanton. John S. Stanton was educated in the local school at Adrian, Alfred University, and the Bay City, Michigan schools. He taught for a time, then engaged in farming for 25 years, removing to Canisteo Village in 1920. Since that time he has been in the employ of the Erie R.R. Company. Public positions: Trustee, Adrian School for several years; Justice of the Peace 4 years; Collector, Canisteo Town, 1934 to date. He married Dec. 1, 1887, Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Caroline (Preston) Ordway. She is a member of the Methodist Church of Canisteo. All five of their sons are members of the Masonic fraternity as was their grandfather, Lt. Amos B. Stanton.

Children:

i Lewis Ordway Stanton married Violet DeFlesco.

ii Nelson C. Stanton married Evelyn Coller.

iii Kenneth M. Stanton married Grace Templeton.

iv Ordway D. Stanton married Helen Dailey.

v Marion Eloise Stanton born 1894, married 14-Jul-1918, in Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, Henry W. Hollands.

vi Adrian B. Stanton born 1897, married 16-Aug-1925, Anna May Dennis. Adrian died 1959, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York.

20. Leonard Asa Crosby (17.Chloe7, 13.Asa6, 7.Jeremiah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) born 2-Aug-1880, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, married 28-Apr-1904, Lola Daisy Stephens, born 12-Apr-1884, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, (daughter of Caleb Stephens and Rachel King) died 8-Jun-1971, Erie, Erie Co.,Pennsylvania. Leonard died 4-Jan-1955, Erie, Erie Co.,Pennsylvania.

Children:

i Ivan Baker Crosby born 20-Oct-1905, married Lillian Nordberg. Ivan died 27-Mar-1990, Buchanon, Tennessee.

22. ii Earl Stephens Crosby born 21-Jul-1908.

iii Lynn Crosby.

23. iv Lois Crosby.

v Paul Wayne Crosby.

24. vi Shirley Elizabeth Crosby.

vii Hugh P. Crosby.

Ninth Generation

21. Edith Crosby (18.John8, 14.Benjamin7, 8.Benjamin6, 5.Hannah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) born 30-Jul-1873, married 10-Sep-1901, Leroy Merrill.

Children:

i Hazel Merrill.

22. Earl Stephens Crosby (20.Leonard8, 17.Chloe7, 13.Asa6, 7.Jeremiah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) born 21-Jul-1908, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, married Abt. 1930, Anne ______, born Abt. 1910. Earl died 21-Jun-1994, Placerville, California.

Children:

i Dennis Crosby born Abt. 1930.

ii Carrie Crosby born Abt. 1932.

23. Lois Crosby (20.Leonard8, 17.Chloe7, 13.Asa6, 7.Jeremiah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) married (1) Bradley Johnson, married (2) Thomas "Tommy" Smith.

Children by Bradley Johnson:

i Carol Johnson.

ii Robert Johnson.

iii Harold Johnson.

iv Nancy Johnson.

24. Shirley Elizabeth Crosby (20.Leonard8, 17.Chloe7, 13.Asa6, 7.Jeremiah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) married Eugene Felix Glaunert, (son of Felix Glaunert and Hellen Kulas).

Children:

25. i James Allen Glaunert.

26. ii Mark Stephens Glaunert.

27. iii Bruce Wayne Glaunert.

28. iv Sharon Kay Glaunert.

Tenth Generation

25. James Allen Glaunert (24.Shirley9, 20.Leonard8, 17.Chloe7, 13.Asa6, 7.Jeremiah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) married (1) Donhus Jan Davis, married (2) Patricia Dawson.

Children by Donhus Jan Davis:

i Joy Michelle Glaunert.

26. Mark Stephens Glaunert (24.Shirley9, 20.Leonard8, 17.Chloe7, 13.Asa6, 7.Jeremiah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) married Gabrielle Anne Ison, (daughter of Eugene Ison and Anni ______).

Children:

i Charles Eugene Glaunert.

27. Bruce Wayne Glaunert (24.Shirley9, 20.Leonard8, 17.Chloe7, 13.Asa6, 7.Jeremiah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) married Susan Davis.

Children:

i Christopher Glaunert.

28. Sharon Kay Glaunert (24.Shirley9, 20.Leonard8, 17.Chloe7, 13.Asa6, 7.Jeremiah5, 4.Jeremiah4, 3.Timothy3, 2.Basey2, 1.John1) married Bruce Post Edwards.

Children:

i Stephanie Edwards.

ii Brian Edwards.